Medicine Supply Notification: Paracetamol 120mg suppositories

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Paracetamol 120mg suppositories.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 31st May 2022

  • Paracetamol 120mg suppositories will be out of stock from early June until w/c 11th July 2022.
  • Paracetamol 125mg suppositories remain available and can support a full uplift in demand.
  • A Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) was issued on 31/05/2022.

A copy of this medicine supply notification, including further information, has been sent to all pharmacy NHS email addresses.

DHSC and NHSE/I have now launched an online Medicines Supply Tool, which provides up to date information about medicine supply issues. The contents of these MSNs can now be viewed on the Tool.

The Tool also details any changes to resupply dates and updates to the entries.

To access the Tool you will need  an NHS email address. Once set up and logged in, you will be able to access it online.

New shortages not listed on the SPS website, can be reported using our shortage reporting tool.

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